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Public Library – Nov. 4, 1924

The West LaFayette Public Library Board met in regular session with the following members present: J. B. Cunningham, W. R. Smith, E. B. Vawter, Mrs. E. O. Price, and F. A. Burtsfield.

The secretary's report was read and approved.

The following bills and salaries were allowed and ordered paid:

American Railway Express – Express


Howard Creviston – Janitor


Decker Bros. - Books


Mrs. Eva Dickey – Oct. Salary


C. W. Harlan – Mending Books


The H. R. Hunting Co – Books


Ind. Library Trustees' Ass'n


Total – 182.91

The committee on Building and Ground reported that the condition of the roof of the Town Hall had been reported to W. F. Strate but up to the date of the meeting he had not repaired it.

The Librarian submitted her monthly report and it was approved and ordered filed.

The Contingent Fund report for the month was as follows:

Balance Oct. 7, 1924 – 4.95

Fines during month – 6.96

Expenditures – 7.08

Balance Nov 4., 1924 – 4.83

Motion was made and carried that some kind of silencers be put on the stairway leading up to the Library. The matter was referred to the Building & Grounds committee.

The usual allowance of $75.00 was made for new books during the month of November.

The board appointed the Librarian, Mrs. Dickey, and the President, Mr. Cunningham, to represent the Board at the combined meeting of the Indiana Library Association and the Indiana Library Trustees' Association. The president was not sure that he could attend, and as a consequence he was authorized to appoint some other member in case he could not go.

The secretary was instructed to notify the City Council that the term of J. B. Cunningham and W. R. Smith as members of the Library Board would expire Nov. 20, 1924 and to ask that their vacancies be filled. The secretary was, also, asked to notify Judge Homer W. [Henegar] that the terms of Mrs. E. O. Price and Miss Carolyn Shoemaker would expire Nov. 20, 1924, and that their vacancies be filled.

It was agreed that the Library should be closed on Armistice Day Nov. 11 – except in the evenings.

There being no further business the Board adjourned.

J. B. Cunningham – Pres.

F. A. Burtsfield – Sec.


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